Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Secretly Bought a House in Santa Barbara and Have Been Living There for Weeks

Mehera Bonner
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Photo credit: Chris Jackson - Getty Images
Photo credit: Chris Jackson - Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

  • Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have moved to Santa Barbara and purchased their very first home!

  • The royal couple want to "put down roots" and bring up Archie in the community.

Looks like Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are no longer living in Tyler Perry's multi-million dollar mansion, because the couple officially have their own place. People reports that the Duke and Duchess have purchased a home in Santa Barbara, and have been living there for a few weeks.

"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved into their family home in July of this year," the couple's rep tells People. "They have settled into the quiet privacy of their community since their arrival and hope that this will be respected for their neighbors, as well as for them as a family."

So, why Santa Barbara vs. Los Angeles? A source tells Page Six that Meghan and Harry want to raise their son Archie in a quieter community:

“They intend to put down their roots in this house and the quiet community, which has considerable privacy. This is where they want to bring Archie up, where they hope he can have as normal a life as possible. Harry and Meghan never intended to make Los Angeles their home. It was a good place for them to be upon their arrival in the US to be close to Meghan’s mom."

The source goes on to say that the royal couple "are not houseguests of Oprah or anyone else," and that "they bought this home themselves."

“This is the first home either of them has ever owned. It has been a very special time for them as a couple and as a family — to have complete privacy for six weeks since they moved in," the source says, adding "They have thought about this carefully and researched it well. This is the place where they plan to be happy, make good friends and bring up Archie, giving him the chance to play with other children his age.”

Congrats on the new place, Meghan and Harry!

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